See "Arts in Progress"

Concert Chorale performs "One More Light":

Jazz Band performs "Sonnymoon for Two" (Sonny Rollins):

Advanced Jazz Band performs “Tenor Madness”:

Give a Listen . . . 

  • Advanced Rock Band performs their cover of "The Middle." Two online students sent in their recorded tracks, which Music Teacher Caio Afiune then combined with recordings of students taken during class on campus!
  • Class of 2021 collaboration: Caroline Samoluk ’21 wrote and performs “Disparu,” a piece produced by Linden Adamson ’21.

Caroline Samoluk ’21 performs “Après Un Rêve” by Gabriel Fauré:

Drawing and 2D Studio Art class portfolios by 30 students:


Thursday, October 15

8:30 p.m. Affinity Group Meetings: including gatherings of the Black Student Union, Alianza Latina and Asian Student Alliance.

  • Please join the Black Student Union (BSU) to learn how we are planning to advance diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives into the fabric of the Brooks community. Our goal is to create and sustain meaningful impact on the experiences of current and future students, while fostering strong connections among Brooks's black alumni. Led by Director of Multicultural Affairs and Outreach, Assistant Director of Admission Kenya Jones.
  • Alianza Latina is an affinity group at Brooks School that serves as a home for students who are of Latin or Afro-Latin descent. Our mission is to amplify and validate the voices of Latinx and Afro-Latinx members of the community while simultaneously continuing to uplift said communities, outside of the Brooks School bubble. Led by Spanish Teacher, School Year Abroad Coordinator Lillian Miller.
  • Join the Asian Student Alliance (ASA) to find out how we are supporting students of Asian descent here on campus as well as educating the rest of the community about the many ethnic groups represented within the alliance. Led by Director of Physical Wellness Alex Skinner ‘08.


Friday, October 16

8 a.m. State of the School: Head of School John Packard P’18, P’21

9 a.m. College Counseling Speaker: Claudia Marroquin, Director of Admissions at Bowdoin College, who graduated from Bowdoin College and has been working at her alma mater since 2010. Marroquin is completing her graduate work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She will be speaking about the college admissions landscape, broadly, and about what higher education may look like going forward from COVID.

10 a.m. College Counseling Staff: Join the college counseling office for an overview of their program at Brooks. Members of the office will discuss trends in the industry and timelines for students and families. This session is particularly relevant for families of fourth- and fifth-form students. 

10:30 a.m. Mental Health & Wellness: Join Director of Wellness Judith Werner, and Director of Psychological Counseling Steph Holmes, to learn about student support resources for emotional health and wellness. The pair will discuss typical mental health difficulties presented by Brooks students, particularly in light of COVID, and the counseling and preventative opportunities offered to our students for support.

11 a.m. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Update: Join the Brooks School DEI Team of Ashley Johnston, Michael Veit, and Kenya Jones for an update on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives Brooks School has undertaken this summer and fall.

1:30 p.m. Academic Panels by Form: Take a Look Inside the Classroom 

Third-form panel, moderated by Dean of Academic Affairs, History Teacher Susanna Waters, featuring:

  • John Haile, English
  • Logan Jester, Mathematics
  • Joanna McDonough, History
  • Nieves Rios-Moya, Languages
  • Justine Rooney, Science
  • Lisa Saunders, Self in Community
  • Babs Wheelden, Arts

Fourth-form panel, moderated by Dean of Teaching and Learning, Science Teacher Mary Jo Carabatsos, featuring: 

  • Deborah Davies, World Languages
  • Kenneth Griffith, Arts
  • Leo Lafond, Science
  • Lindsey McDowell, Self in Community
  • Amanda Nasser, History
  • Leigh Perkins, English
  • Dave Price, Mathematics
  • Sarah Spollett, Arts

2:30 p.m. Academic Panels by Form: Take a Look Inside the Classroom 

Fifth-form panel, moderated by Dean of Students, History Teacher Willie Waters, featuring:

  • Caio Afiune, Arts
  • Tim Benson, English
  • Steph Holmes, Self in Community
  • Lance Latham, History
  • Ellie Mandzhukova-Wamboldt, Science
  • Andrea Medved, Languages
  • Max Nagel, Arts
  • Tote Smith, Mathematics

Sixth-form panel, moderated by Associate Head of School for Faculty Affairs, English Teacher John McVeigh, featuring:

  • Andy Campbell, Self in Community
  • Dean Charpentier, English
  • Randy Hesse, Science
  • Meghan Hill, Arts
  • Kim McDowell, Mathematics
  • Michele Musto, History
  • Peter Neissa, World Languages
  • Babs Wheelden, Arts

4 p.m. Learning Center Session: Families are invited to attend a brief presentation about the range of academic support we offer. There will be a question-and-answer portion of the program, as well. All are welcome. 

5 p.m. Chat with Head of School John Packard P’18, P’21: Pop in to this casual meeting to say hello and ask any questions you might have about the current state of the school and how we've progressed since the beginning of the year.


Saturday, October 17

Ongoing: Advisor/parent conferences

9 a.m. Chat with Head of School John Packard P’18, P’21: Pop in to this casual meeting to say hello and ask any questions you might have about the current state of the school and how we've progressed since the beginning of the year.

Questions? Contact Associate Director of Parent and Alumni Programs Nicole Mallen Jackson '95.

We look forward to seeing you online!